TOPIC: Annotated Bibliography for Economic Development Analysis with Action Plan
Annotated Bibliography for Economic Development Analysis with Action Plan.
chirmer, S. L. (2002). A city divided: The racial landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960.
University of Missouri Press.
Racism is the worst enemy of development. When people are not talking to each other on the basis of race or other related aspects, economic performance is affected. This article reflects on the division of the Kansas City and how this probe affects the economy on the above stated ground. In addition, the article gives a clear understanding of why this is the situation. For instance, the existences of the black Americans alongside the whites in Kansas has always shown some shreds of racism.
Cole, L. A. (2000). Bioterrorism threats: learning from inappropriate responses. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 6(4), 8-18.
Health is among the most dangerous threats in the economy of a place. When the residents are not working the are vulnerable to very many situations. For example, they may decide to engage in robbery to sustain themselves or just stay like that. This is a situation that may prompt poverty from many directions. In this article these aspects have been discussed in detail.
Collie-Akers, V., Schultz, J. A., Carson, V., Fawcett, S. B., & Ronan, M. (2009). REACH 2010: Kansas City, Missouri evaluating mobilization strategies with neighborhood and faith organizations to reduce risk for health disparities. Health promotion practice, 10(2 supply), 118S-127S.
This article describes how the issue of health among the people of Kansas City is an issue, it reflects on how the production can get better with the population being healthy and being able to work. When the public or the citizens cannot work for health issues, the implication here is that the city is going to solely rely on labor from other cities something that derails economic progress.
Coulson, M. R. (1968). The distribution of population age structures in Kansas City.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 58(1), 155-176.
This article describes how the distribution of ages in Kansas City affects the economic development. For instance, in areas where the most populated people are the old, it is unlikely that such area will do the city any good in terms of development. In this regard, the age structures remain a weakness that need to be attended to.
Dees, J. G., Emerson, J., & Economy, P. (2002). Enterprising nonprofits: A toolkit for social entrepreneurs (Vol. 186). John Wiley & Sons.
This article discusses social entrepreneurship and how it participates in the development of a city. When you talk of an entrepreneur city, the implication is that the city is facing a lot of positive economic development. However, this may not always be the case: suppose the city is very “unfriendly” when it comes to taxation and other government policies… would there be a good business? If yes, is this a long run project for the city?
This article describes all this in detail. It puts it clear why social entrepreneurship is important to the cities developments.
Feinberg, R. A., & Meoli, J. (1991). A brief history of the mall. NA-Advances in Consumer Research Volume 18.
This article describes a mall that has designed to cater for the shopping of the residents that fear shopping in harsh temperatures. Economic growth may fail to materialize due to harsh weather conditions in the city. Kansas City is one of those cities experiencing harsh weather conditions and has due to this become a subject to economic stagnancy.
Filardo, A. J. (1998). New evidence on the output cost of fighting inflation. Economic
Review-Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 83(3), 33.
You can imagine of an economy where by the economic strengths such as natural features, better road networks and maybe attractive geography that could be a source of foreign income is without any risk of getting inflated. Such kind of an economy as much as it would be in existence, one would be right to argue that it is unrealistic.
This article views the way that Kansas City deals with the risk of city inflation due to its storied economic strengths such as; highways, airports and generally good transport network. It discusses how Kansas dictates its output cost of fighting inflation
Gotham, K. F. (2002). Race, real estate, and uneven development: The Kansas City
experience, 1900-2000. SUNY Press.
Among the opportunities in the Kansas City is the issue of the real estate business. In this article, the dealings and the divided this business brings to the government are reflected. Moreover, the article crosses all the possible ways that may result due to the performance of the real estate business. In Kansas, real estate is an opportunity to investors.
Gotham, K. F. (2001). A city without slums: Urban renewal, public housing, and downtown revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 60(1), 285-316.
In this article, the ways of living of the Kansas City is reflected. This is how their behaviors of settling, their ways of housing and where they live affect the economic development. For instance, people living in slums are usually demotivated to work harder when they get robbed all their money in the slums’ hostile environment.
Henderson, J. (2002). Building the rural economy with high-growth entrepreneurs. Economic Review-Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 87(3), 45.
This is an article that describes the opportunity that people living in Kansas City are to benefit with. In Kansas, that person at the rural area is valued as he is the backbone to the economy, it is the rural areas that support the town with food among other products. As such, it is vital to build the rural economy according to the authors in this article.
Jones, T. S., Liang, A. P., Kilbourne, E. M., Griffin, M. R., Patriarca, P. A., Wassilak, S. G. F., … & Thacker, S. B. (1982). Morbidity and mortality associated with the July 1980 heat wave in St Louis and Kansas City, Mo. Jama, 247(24), 3327-3331.
This article describes morbidity and mortality as the aspects affecting Kansas City mostly. The high rate of crime has resulted to people dying every now and then. This has caused harm to the economy and should be attended to according to the authors of this article. When the consumers die, it is not only the purchasing power that goes down but also the sellers get demotivated to invest more on the areas that are infected with these evils.
Kelling, G. L., Pate, T., Dieckman, D., & Brown, C. E. (1977). 22. The Kansas City
Preventive Patrol Experiment: A Summary. Readings in Evaluation Research, 323.
In maintaining the city’s security, Kansas City has a patrol unit that makes sure that the citizens are safe. Though this may not be a hundred percent, it still remains as an opportunity to anyone trying to invest in the city. This article describes Kansas patrol and its benefit to the development of the economy.
Kushner, J. A., & Keating, W. D. (1975). The Kansas City Housing Allowance Experience: Subsidies for the Real Estate Industry and Palliatives for the Poor. The Urban Lawyer, 239-261.
This article describes the subsidizations of mortgages and the real estate industry. In addition, it describes the policy of giving house allowances as a part of employees’ incentives to help make the working effective and get the best out of the economy of Kansas.
Leland, S. M., & Thurmaier, K. M. (Eds.). (2010). City-county consolidation: Promises made, promises kept? Georgetown University Press.
In City-County consolidation, the questions that this article puts across is that, are the promises made kept? For whatever reason they are made for, when not fulfilled, promises may make the situation of politics destabilize. People may start losing their trust to the government something that affects the economy negatively. This article addresses this issue.
Lubin, B., Brady, K., Woodward, L., & Thomas, E. A. (1986). Graduate professional
psychology training in alcoholism and substance abuse: 1984. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 17(2), 151.
This article is based on drugs and substance abuse. The people of Kansas and mostly the youths are addicted to abusing drugs something that has caused them often get caught up in actions that do not in any way help in the economy development. While it is the youths or the young adults that propel the economy, substance abuse may make this a different case.
Markusen, A., & Schrock, G. (2006). The artistic dividend: Urban artistic specialization and economic development implications. Urban studies, 43(10), 1661-1686.
This article discusses the share artistic work has in an urban center plus the weight it has in the development of the city. Additionally, it gives a hint of the steps that could be taken to make this artistic practice a source of development. In a city, many economic activities act as a source of revenue to the residents, though many view tart as just something to entertain them, it has been statistically proven to be among the sources of revenue in the cities.
Art is a way of representing a moment, geography or any other imaginative aspect that to the artist means passing a message to the audiences. While this may look like just something simple, it has been a source of revenue and major developments: many gallery exhibitions are sources of revenue tax.
Mortensen, D. T., & Pissarides, C. A. (1999). New developments in models of search in the labor market. Handbook of labor economics, 3, 2567-2627.
Mortensen in this article discusses the models that may be used to search the best labor markets for the products in the city. In many instances, the profit making organizations fail due to lack of labor Market. In this article, whatever the method that can be used to eliminate this problem have been detailed down. For instance, in cases of labor pool, the cities may try to moderates the labor prices.
Nobbling, T., Spohn, C., & DE Lone, M. (1998). A tale of two counties: Unemployment and sentence severity. Justice Quarterly, 15(3), 459-485.
This article discusses the rate of unemployment: its causes and the possible effects. One of the weaknesses in a city is the issue unemployment. This leads to situation of unrest and in this condition it is not possible for the business people to run their business. Is this issue serious? Yes, the city should look for ways to get the residents working if they need a good economic atmosphere.
Rabinowitz, H. K., Diamond, J. J., Markham, F. W., & Paynter, N. P. (2001). Critical
factors for designing programs to increase the supply and retention of rural primary care physicians. Jama, 286(9), 1041-1048.
As we said before a city is interdependent to its surroundings. It is not very possible for the small sub bodies to work alone and become successful. This article adds that a city needs to have a proper network with the rural areas as they are the sustainers of the city in general.
The article discusses the factors for designing programs to increase the rural health care. This is to bring in a good bond between the city and the rural areas that would benefit the city in the long run.
Reynolds, M. M. (1976). Threats to confidentiality. Social Work, 21(2), 108-113.
This article reviews the importance of confidentiality in an economy. It puts to surface how serious it might turn in the event that confidentiality is not practiced. in many instances, people who lack this virtue end up making great steps backward something that affects the economy negatively.
Russell, R. (1983). Jazz style in Kansas City and the southwest. Unit of California Press.
One of the main reason why Kansas is known is because of their jazz storied. Kansas City is well known for its jazz heritage something that is seen to be a source of their major income and something that makes them known every time people talk of jazz. This article describes and in detail the jazz style and how it has caused development to Kansas.
Savitch, H. V., Collins, D., Sanders, D., & Markham, J. P. (1993). Ties that bind: Central cities, suburbs, and the new metropolitan region. Economic Development Quarterly, 7(4), 341-357.
If a national park in a city attracts tourists for example, foreign income is evidenced and this means that other jobs are created in the process. When the jobs that get created further lead to the development of the employees’ homes. What do I mean? The city surroundings are interdependent and may not live without the support they get from each other.
This article tries to argue the same, that it is impossible for the city surroundings to live independently and cause a positive economic impact. It is therefore necessary to integrate the various sector in the city to achieve maximum success.
Sherman, L. W., Shaw, J. W., & Rogan, D. P. (1995). The Kansas City Gun Experiment. Population, 4, 8-142.
One thing that causes harm to any city’s economy is the fear of insecurity among the investors. The fear that their items of trade might get vandalized or stolen by the residents. For this reason, the city management cannot avoid dealing with this issue if at all they are concerned with any shred of economic development.
Sherman, Shaw and Rogan in this article discusses the Kansas City attempt to get the guns off the residents to create a situation whereby nobody feels threatened in the city. In addition, the article shows the actual process taken to make this happen and evaluating all the effectiveness of this method (try and error)
Sherman, L. W. (1983). Reducing police gun use: critical events, administrative policy, and organizational change. Control in the police organization, 98-125.
This article describes the issue of gun misuse as a major contributor to economy deprivation. It discusses how the situation causes tension to the town and how it can be dealt with by both the police and the city dwellers.
Spelman, W., & Brown, D. K. (1984). Calling the police: Citizen reporting of serious crime. US Dept. of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
Among the weaknesses in Kansas City is the issue of crime. This article narrates on the instances the citizens called the authority either seeking help in instances of an attack or after being attacked. When crime is being witnessed, the next thing is economic disaster. The cities in this respect may not avoid dealing with the issue.
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